SpaceX launches 4 astronauts into space
After SpaceX succeeded for the first time on May 31 in sending NASA astronauts Doug Harley and Bob Pinken to the International Space Station in complete safety. The American company (SpaceX) was able to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) with 4 astronauts, which are 3 Americans: Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and the Japanese Swishi Noguchi via the Falcon-9 missile of the company. SpaceX, Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX had launched into the space market about a decade ago with a very big dream that relies on one rule, which is to reach the cheapest possible flight into space, and for that, its founder Elon Musk adopted two major plans, the first being manufacturing from scratch, not importing rocket parts From the outside, the second is the development of a missile system that can return safely to Earth.
In 2012, SpaceX began testing a system to return missiles to ground bases after performing its tasks by propelling the second stage into space, and the success rate of the landing to ground bases has risen to 100% now.
This comes in a context in which the US administration is trying to control the space world again, especially after the suspension of the "space shuttle" project in 2011 was a catastrophic regression, as the Chinese space project was developing at tremendous speeds.
And NASA commented on this, saying that it is a great day for America, because this event ended nearly 10 years of dependence on Russia, as American astronauts were ascending to the International Space Station through its rockets because it was the least expensive in the world, especially as this comes at a time of tension In it the relations between the two states.
It seems that "SpaceX" is achieving the impossible and providing cheaper and safer flights. The cost of one astronaut through it is 55 million dollars, while the Russian government charges 85 million dollars for each astronaut's boarding.
SpaceX is scheduled to launch two manned flights into space in 2021, and by 2024 the company may be able to meet the needs of NASA and its missions to the moon, and then to Mars.